For the past few years, we have heard a lot about the benefits of augmenting the Enterprise Data Warehouse with Hadoop. The Data Warehouse vendors as well as the Hadoop vendors are showcasing how Hadoop can handle unstructured data while the EDW will continue to remain as the central source in an enterprise.
The Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) is a standard component of a corporate data architecture because it provides valuable business insights and powerful decision analytics for front-line workers, executives, business analysts, data scientists, and software developers. The Enterprise Data Warehouse built using Teradata, Oracle, DB2 or other DBMS is undergoing a revolutionary change. As the sources of data become rich and diverse, storing them in a traditional EDW is not the optimal solution. Big data technologies such as Apache Hadoop excel at managing large volumes of unstructured data and are coming into mainstream use, by integrating with existing legacy Data Warehouse platforms to get the best of both worlds.
The digital learning content management business solutions producer, eXact learning solutions, has announced its presence at the Learning Technologies event. Held in London’s Olympia on 3rd and 4th February 2016, the show, which includes a conference and exhibition, regularly attracts some 7,500 visitors from around the world.
In addition to the company’s presence at the event’s exhibition – on stand D6 – its products will also be involved in a seminar, entitled ‘Beyond rapid authoring’. Taking place on 4th February, in Theatre 1, from 12.30 to 13.00, the free-to-attend seminar will feature Asi DeGani and Richard Brook, from Telefónica UK – a global company which is known in the UK via the O2 brand.
NaviSite selected to host London-based airport’s infrastructure
20 January, 2016 LONDON, UK: NaviSite Europe Limited, a Time Warner Cable company, announced today that NIIT Technologies, a global IT solutions organisation, selected NaviSite’s managed hosting services for a major London airport. NIIT Technologies chose NaviSite after a competitive review due to its state-of-the-art data centres and ability to scale.
A recent survey from NaviSite found that the main consideration for 60 per cent of businesses when selecting an external hosting provider is the availability to customise solutions to meet unique customer needs. NaviSite is a premiere managed hosting provider, offering a rich portfolio of enterprise managed hosting solutions designed to optimise critical IT infrastructure performance. With the London-based airport, it means that NaviSite is providing it with scalability to address current and future needs, reduced latency and network points and better application performance.
NGINX’s Application Delivery Platform Adds New OAuth Authentication and Improved Tools for a More Seamless User Experience
San Francisco – January 19, 2016 – NGINX, Inc., the engine delivering sites and applications for the modern web, today announced the availability of NGINX Plus R8, the latest release of its application delivery platform. The update provides even more features to improve the delivery and operation of complex and high-performance web applications.
This latest update provides an initial release of OAuth-based authentication, the industry standard for authentication and authorisation. OAuth enables Single Sign On capabilities for applications, as well as access controls for APIs. Organisations can use NGINX Plus to offload OAuth processing from applications servers, allowing for more efficient utilisation of infrastructure, as well as developer time.
Avere FXT Series Edge Filers and Flash Capabilities Vault Space Data onto the AWS Cloud
PITTSBURGH, PA – January 19, 2016 – Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for the hybrid cloud, today announced that NASA has selected Avere to help consolidate legacy storage and move many of its datasets to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. Avere will be supporting the Ames Research Center, NASA’s Silicon-Valley field center, which has led NASA in conducting world-class research and development. Breakthrough research conducted at the Ames Research Center includes advancements in supercomputing, NexGen air transportation, missions for low-Earth orbit and the moon, lunar science and advancing human-technology interaction.
If you are not taking video seriously, you're about to miss out on a major business opportunity. A recent study by Google and Millward Brown Digital suggested that 70% of B2B buyers and researchers are watching videos throughout their path to purchase. That's a 52% jump in only two years. And it's not just light viewing either.
The study found that over 895K hours of top B2B videos were watched in 2014. Nearly half the reasearchers viewed 30 minutes or more of B2B video content during their research process and one in five viewed over over an hour of content. In the B2C space, roughly 6 in 10 adults say they watch videos when they visit a brand website with video content, and 4 in 10 prefer watching a brand video over reading the same information.
When it comes to content management systems, these two questions are the ones that I get asked the most:
What is the best CMS out there?
What features do I need to have in my CMS?
Here on the website, we've tried answering that question through a numberofarticles we have published over the years. But the best answer is, I don't know until I better understand your business goals and current workflow. But I can tell you with a straight face what is the most important feature your new CMS needs to have.
It's that time of year again; time for technology experts and service providers alike to make their top predictions for 2016. It's no surprise that big data ranks highly yet again, as companies look for new ways to leverage this resource and make sure they've got the right staff for the job. Here are four of the biggest big data predictions for the coming year.
Cloud computing started out as a fledgling tool for businesses, but in recent years, it has grown to be one of the most beneficial and trusted tools in the modern business landscape. Like it or not, cloud computing is now mainstream, used by more businesses and average consumers than ever, and it only means the future of cloud computing will feature even more growth. With the serious effect it’s having on the business world, what does this mean for you?
Amid the release of new data* on American small businesses revealing that that, in November 2015, the economic outlook among U.S. small business owners—down nearly 2 points year-over-year—has finally stabilized after a 6-month decline, there’s cause for entrepreneurs to be optimistic for the year ahead.
Whether or not that outlook begins to uptick not only depends upon how agile, adaptable, creative and resourceful entrepreneurs can be in planning for, or reacting to, market conditions, revenue and brand-building opportunities and other key concerns, but also how well they maintain a forward-thinking mindset.
Towards this end, tomorrow’s smart and successful entrepreneur will have their bases well-covered on these five fronts in particular.